Listed Building

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4 CANMORE STREET, FORMER BURGH OF DUNFERMLINE GAS DEPARTMENTLB25983

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
25/03/1992
Local Authority
Fife
Planning Authority
Fife
Burgh
Dunfermline
NGR
NT 9152 87581
Coordinates
309152, 687581

Description

R H Motion, Dunfermline, 1936. 2-storey; rectangular-plan, segmentally-curved to rear (N); flat-roofed Art Deco design with geometric band course and projecting pilastered ground floor to principal (S) elevation; former gas board showroom and offices. Polished sandstone ashlar wrapround facade to principal elevation and S bay of side elevations; rendered and harled with plain freeze above 1st floor windows elsewhere.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: projecting ground floor with low parapet and chamfered sides; each with 3-dimensional Art Deco motif with ball finial mounted on bracket. Pilastered doorcase to centre; modern glazed 2-leaf timber door set back within deep panelled reveals; carved geometric panel over lintel; stepped parapet with sunburst finial above. Large flanking display windows with deep lintels; outer flanking pilasters surmounted by half-sunburst motifs. Tall window set back to centre to 1st floor; incised horizontal lines to lintel; paired flanking windows. Stepped pedestal course surmounted by 3-dimensional urn-like finial to centre of roofline.

W ELEVATION: ashlar bay to outer right; large architraved window to ground floor with flanking pilaster-like strips continued up to roofline; rectangular panel in between to upper level. Narrow single storey section to right. 2 entrances to left. Irregular fenestration to 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: ashlar bay to outer left; pilaster-like strip to right; large architraved window to ground floor; rectangular panel with incised horizontal lines to upper level. Narrow single storey ashlar section to left. Elevation curves round to N to right; window to each storey.

N ELEVATION: curves round to left to meet E elevation. Entrance with window above; irregular flanking windows.

Mainly border-glazed steel-framed windows incorporating casement sections; plate glass shop windows (originally with sunburst glazing patter to upper sections). Flat roof with chimney pots visible to E.

INTERIOR: largely modernised.

Statement of Special Interest

In addition to a showroom and offices the building was originally equipped with a lecture theatre on the 1st floor. It was sold to the Faith Mission and the showroom is currently (1998) in use as a Christian bookshop.

References

Bibliography

PLANS and ELEVATIONS, Folder No 3060, Dean of Guild Records, Dunfermline Council; Bert McEwan, DUNFERMLINE - OUR HERITAGE (1998) p96.

About Listed Buildings

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Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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